Global Cities as a Social Construct

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Global Cities as Soc Construct
Spring 2023
Taught By: Terry Williams
Section: A

CRN: 13669

Credits: 4

The course concerns the structure and transformation of global cities linked to six specific countries over four continents. The course will be characterized by its rigorousness, creativity, and sensitivity in making visible both social inequalities and the social groups affected by them, in particular those hard-to-reach groups who are not considered in statistical and macro-sociological analysis. By focusing the course on social inequalities and subcultures in New York City, the course intends to generate a vast sociological body of work that will deepen our understanding of the transformation of contemporary societies from glocal and intersectional perspectives. The course explores realms of Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, governance, Economics, Geo-Politics and culture and to provide imaginal descriptions and representations in the creation of new knowledge designed to offer the widest facilities for significant conversation. The other cities, Tokyo, Nairobi, Manila, Mexico City, Paris, what has been called the “urban bottoms” will also be examined.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Sociology (LSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:34am EDT 6/3/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 906
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023